Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Florida
Other States and Provinces

Since 2009, this directory has listed art schools, ateliers, and studios where artists can paint, sculpt, or draw live art models. Life Drawing groups come and go, and schedules change, so it is wise to confirm with the organizer before attending. Please report any defunct groups or broken links to

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The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32034 Telephone: 904-280-0614 ext. 204
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Figure Drawing for the Beginner; Drawing — Portraiture; and Taking Your Portrait and Figure Painting to the Next Level.
• Uninstructed Open Studio with a nude figure model to sketch from most Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. The Open Studio is available to members and the public for a $10 model fee, or free if participants wish only to work individually in the available studios. Those interested can email for more information or to be added to the e-blast list. Male and female models, varying types and lengths of poses, easels/stools/chairs/tables provided, work independently or come with friends. Seeking models.

St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street
St Augustine, FL 32084 Telephone: 904-824-2310
Monday Night Figure Drawing, 7:00-10:00pm. On-going. Open media. Art model provided. $10.

The Art Center Cooperative Inc.
The Art Center II
229 N. Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 Telephone: 904-355-1757
Figure Drawing at TAC II. Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. Nude art model drawing session. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
125 N. Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Telephone: 850-222-7622
Classes include Classical Figure Drawing and Beginning Figurative Sculpture.

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
1400 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone: 850-891-4000
Classical Figure Drawing, a six-week evening class, is offered five times a year. See web site for current schedule.

Go Figure Drawing Group at Renditions, An Art Space
625 Industrial Drive in Railroad Square Art Park
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Telephone: 850-224-5554
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm. Need to hone your drawing or painting skills of a nude model? Each week we will have either a male or female model. $8 Fee / $5 For Current FSU/FAMU art students. You may work in any medium, except photography. No Pre-registration Needed. Chairs provided. A few easels on a first come basis. Check Facebook group page for updates.

CityArts Cooperative
318 Luverne Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
Taught by Heather Clements:
Figure Drawing. Every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm. Heather asks students to RSVP by noon on Thursdays, via email, if they plan on coming. $15 plus tips for model ($5 suggested). We usually have nude art models, sometimes partially nude. Length of poses begins short (30 seconds) and increases to 20-30 minutes. Bring any medium. Easels available. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Art & History Museums - Maitland
231 W. Packwood Ave.
Maitland FL 32751-5596
Telephone: 407-539-2181
Instructed and Uninstructed
Uninstructed Sketch Club for Portrait/Figurative Painting and Drawing. Thursdays 6:45-9:15pm. $10.00 for members and $15 for not-yet members. The first and third Thursdays of each month include short poses ranging, based on group consensus, from 2 minutes to 60 minutes. The second and fourth Thursdays of each month are long pose nights which include only one pose, with breaks. Easels are provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own art materials.
Instructed classes include Figure Drawing, Sculpting the Figure, and more. See our website for current the schedule.

Crealdé School of Art
600 St. Andrews Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792
Telephone: 407-671-1886
• PD030 Open Studio: Figure, with Terri Rickerson. Friday, 1:00-3:30pm. in Studio 1A. Students work in any medium from a live model who holds one pose the entire session. No instruction provided. Fee: $70 for eight weeks or $10 per session.
• PD031 Open Studio: Life Drawing with Paul McNear. Sunday, 10:00am-12:30pm in Studio 1A. Students work from a live model. Session begins with quick gestures, moving to longer poses. No instruction provided. No pre-registration needed but membership in Crealdé is encouraged. Fee: $10 per session.

N.U.N.Sketch (Notorious UnNamed Sketchclub)
929 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
We are a costumed multi-model sketch club that meets once a month (typically the 3rd Wednesday of the month), from 5:30-8:00pm. Length of poses varies from 1 minute short poses to 20 minute long poses and is largely dependent on the mood of the group. Our first half hour usually consists of short poses. Fee schedule is as follows: $5 for the last 2 hours of longer poses. $7 for the full 2.5 hours of poses. $10 if you are taking reference photos or are practicing photography (this also includes the full 2.5 hours of sketching).

The Artist's Guild of Brevard
909 East New Haven Avenue, 3rd Floor (The Arcade Building)
Melbourne, FL 32901 Telephone: 772-202-2111
Open Studio drawing sessions: Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm, Life Drawing Sessions - Quick Sketch with a nude art model. Work in the medium of your choice. Begins with 1-minute gesture poses and progresses to 20-minute poses. Guests $10.00, members $8.00. • Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm, Portrait/Figure. The art model is usually seated for one pose. Guests $8.00, Members $6.00 when we have a clothed model. $10 when we have a nude model. • Wednesdays (during the fall/winter season only) 9:30am-12:30pm, Portrait/Figure, one long pose, Members $6.00, Guest $8.00. No RSVP is necessary -- just show up.

Foosaner Art Museum
1463 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935 Telephone: 321-242-0737
• Figure Drawing - Classical Thru Neo: Explore drawing for painting along with basic techniques in acrylic. Learn perspective in drawing. Loose watercolor, scumbling, thick impasto techniques and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated.
• Figure Sculpture: Live models are essential for the sculptor. All level students will enjoy step-by-step instruction in building an armature and creating a full figure ceramic sculpture. Traditional and modern trends will be featured.

Old Masters Atelier
2113 West 76 Street
Hialeah, Florida 33016 Telephone: 954-993-8747
Instructed and Uninstructed
Old Masters Atelier began as a place for those who love beauty and the great traditions of drawing and painting. Our program continues as a vibrant community where students acquire the foundational skills necessary to become artists. The grand masters of art knew the secret to enduring success depends on not only inspiration, but also disciplined application of vast artistic knowledge. Art Classes, Life Model Open Sessions, Workshops and more.

Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Telephone: 954-961-6067
Drop-In Life Drawing Class. Last Thursday of every month 7:00-9:00pm. $15 per session. Discount for members. Use any medium to create work. No previous art experience required. Drawing boards provided on site. Other classes include Basic Forensic Drawing.

The Studios of Key West
Historic Armory
600 White Street
Key West, FL 33040 Telephone: 305-296-0458
Monthly Life Drawing Salon. Wednesdays 5:30-9:30pm. October through July. Members $20, Nonmembers $25. Walk-ins when space permits $28. Limit 25. Join us for the time honored tradition of working from the nude figure! Once every month the stage will be set, dramatic lighting adjusted and an evening salon for accomplished professionals and emerging artists will come alive. The format will allow 3 hours of timed standing, seated and long reclining poses, bookended by ample time for set-up, and an optional social/sharing segment for those interested in feedback. Participating artists will be invited to exhibit in the show, Beyond the Body.

Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC)
561 NW 32nd St.
Miami, FL 33127 Telephone: 305-576-2828
Open Figure Drawing. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 3:00-5:00pm. Live art model. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Seating is available on first come first serve basis. Please bring your own materials. Drawing boards will be provided. Please silence cell phones during session.

Miami Art League
9709 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138 Telephone: 305-757-3161
Come join other artists at this artists' collective studio in Miami Shores, Florida. Open sketching on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. A live model poses for each sketching session. Wednesday morning is clothed, sometimes costumed, while Friday morning is a nude model. Both male and female models are featured. There is a variety of lengths of poses. Bring your medium of choice. Tables and easels are provided. The Miami Art League has other opportunities for drawing and painting throughout the week.

ArtCenter / South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Suite 203
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: 305-674-8278
Exercise and improve your figure drawing skills. Draw the human figure with other artists and students in a non-instructional setting. Figure Drawing Open Lab meets every Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm. An art model is present for each session. All media welcome. No registration necessary. Drop-in fee is $12 per session paid to the monitor at the start of each class. Cards are available in the following increments: $60 (6 sessions) $80 (8 sessions) or buy a $100 pre-paid card get one session free (11 sessions).

Romero Hidalgo Artists' Studios/MyArt Ventures LLC
4241 SW 75 Ave.
Miami FL 33155 Telephone: 305-262-9966
Instructed and Uninstructed
Open Model Sessions Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00-9:00pm. $10 per 2-hour session. Saturday: 1:00-4:00pm. $12 per 3-hour session. Wednesday instructed session 7:00-9:00pm. Bring your own art supplies, all media welcome. Easel, taboret, natural light/artificial light will be provided. Nude/costumed/portrait models. Female or male. Long poses: same pose for 4 sessions, for 4 weeks. No Pre-registration. Free Parking. See our website for information about instructed programs.

Chiaroscuro Studio of Art
5961 NW 102nd Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Telephone: 786-208-8607
Chiaroscuro Studio of Art offers life model sessions Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. Mondays are dedicated to Portrait; the model is dressed and the same pose lasts for 4 consecutive sessions. Wednesdays are nude figure sessions. We warm up with three 1-minute and three 2-minute poses. Then the model will hold the same pose for the rest of the session, in intervals of 20 minutes with 5-minute breaks. The fee is $10. No instruction included. All levels and media are welcome.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
One E. Las Olas Boulevard (at Andrews Avenue)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: 954-525-5500 x20239
Classes incldue Figuratve Oil Painting and Figure Drawing.

De Vita Studio Art & Design Workshops
12260 Southwest 53rd Street
Cooper City, FL 33330 Telephone: 954-798-6413
Classes in painting, drawing, illustration, fashion, and sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to work from a live model in the Advanced Drawing and Advanced Painting classes.

Rossetti Fine Art
Pearl Arts and Crafts
1033 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Contact Rossetti Fine Art: Telephone: 954-616-8653
Life Drawing twice a week: Tuesday evenings 6:00-9:00pm and Thursday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. These 4-week sessions with male and female models are monitored by Tom Rossetti. Artists may work in their choice of medium. Short pose format on Tuesday includes gesture warm ups, 10, 20, 30 minutes. Long pose format on Thursday includes gesture warm ups and 2 to 3 hour poses; some poses may carry on to the following week. $125 for 4 sessions. See website for more details. All students receive 10% off at Pearl!

Wilton Manor's Male Figure Drawing Classes
Kirk's Private Art Studio
3048 NE 4th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
Since 2003, this class specializes in the male figure. Classes are scheduled year round with a maximum of 8 students at a time. Workshops and photography classes scheduled periodically. Students to provide personal supplies and easel. Benches, easels and tables are provided. Enrollment for sessions is on a 4-week basis. For more details, check the blog above.

Armory Art Center
1700 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 561-832-1776
Adult classes include Figure Drawing, Figure Painting in Oil, Large Scale Figure Drawing, Portrait/Life Drawing, and Figurative Sculpture. Classes for high school students include Drawing the Nude Figure and Portfolio Preparation.

Gerber Art
1746 Costa Del Sol
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Telephone: 561-955-0551
Classes include The Life Figure.

Boca Museum Art School
801 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486 Telephone: 561-392-2503
Boca Museum Art School offers Figure Drawing instructed classes on weekdays and evenings. We offer beginning to advanced classes by classical academically trained artist/instructors and by artists who teach a less intense more expressive method. We also offer portrait drawing and painting classes by leading portrait artists, and visiting artists.

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 Telephone: 813-421-8397
Life Drawing. Third Thursday of the month, 6:00-9:00pm. $8/members, $10/non-members. Please pay at the admission desk upon arrival. Drop-ins welcome! This class will be lead by an instructor with demonstrations for those participants interested. Life Drawing is a study of the various media and techniques of drawing and how they are used to depict actual objects and the human form. Topics include composition, human anatomy, structure, and movement. Classes will alternate between skill building exercises focusing on still life and drawing sessions with a live model.

Old Hyde Park Art Center
705 Swann Ave. (Between S. Boulevard and Bayshore, use back door)
Tampa, FL 33606
Life Classes with nude model have no instructor. $8 fee ($6 for students).
• Life Classes with Dee Lobo (long pose, nude model). 1st Monday of the month only, 7:00-9:30pm. Fee to model. Telephone: 813-251-8201.
• Life Classes with Pam Rubenstein (short poses, nude model) EVERY Wednesday evening 6:30-9:30pm. Fee to model. Telephone: 813-254-1470.

Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Telephone: 727-822-7872
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Art classes include Intro to Figure Drawing and The Draped Figure.
• Open Figure Drawing Studio. Saturdays 9:30am-12:00noon or 1:00-3:30pm. Open Figure Drawing Studio is open to any artist or student of any level. No studio pass required. An art model is provided. Students must bring their own materials. $7 members and nonmembers.

Treasure Island Art Guild
City Hall Auditorium
120 108th Ave.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm. $4 members, $6 nonmembers. The Portrait Workshop works from a model in a quiet atmosphere with classical music playing. The choice media is mostly paint but pastels and pencil drawing are also used by the artists. The Art Guild pays $20 per workshop to each person sitting as a model; the general public are welcome to apply.

Eckerd College
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor, Art Dept.
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Telephone: 727-867-1166 or Rebecca Skelton:
7:00-9:30pm Thursdays, $6 suggested, $5 minimum. Usually nude art model. Long pose 1st Thursday.

Soft Water Studios
515 22nd St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Telephone: 727-480-8754
Instructed and Uninstructed
• See our website for the schedule of instructed classes.
• Open Figure Drawing. No instruction. Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm. $7 Model Fee. Bring your own mediums and paper. 2D and 3D are both welcome. Use one of the several drawing benches and tables available or bring your own easel.

Alliance for The Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: 239-939-2787
Classical Life Drawing. 4 Fridays 6:00-9:00pm: $55 Member, $66 Non-Member. Drop in fee: $14 Member, $17 Non-Member. Join us in our open life drawing session. Live model in a classical studio setting. Sessions are non-instructed. Advance pre-registration is recommended. All mediums welcome!

Boca Grande Art Alliance
236 Banyan Street
Boca Grande, FL 33921 Telephone: 941-964-1700
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Classes include Figure Drawing Basics.
• Figure Drawing Open Studio. Art Alliance member Pam Drobnyk has organized a group that meets to draw from a clothed model. Once a month on a Friday afternoon 1:00-4:00pm. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the model. If you are interested call Pam at 941-964-2817.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School SW Florida
Locations Subject to Change - Please visit Website dates, times, locations
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Telephone: 941-882-0677 (24-hour voicemail)
Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is not your typical drawing class, the drawing sessions are about opening your mind, pushing the envelope, encompassing the model's personality and uniqueness, engaging contests and having a fun time. It is what happens when move a boring Anatomy Drawing Class to a trendy bar and add a dash of Cabaret! While the models are not nude, they are certainly interesting; Our lineup includes contortionists, body builders, belly dancers, pin-up girls, cos-players and roller derby girls poses vary from 1-20 minutes. First Wednesday of the Month, Artists bring own supplies. Cost $5 in advance, $8 at the door.

900 Dunlop Rd.
Sanibel, FL 33957 Telephone: 239-395-0900
Life Drawing: Open Studio. Check website for schedule. This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their drawing skills by using the living human form as subject. By working independently each participant pursues his own direction that may range from classical or realistic renderings to expressionistic or stylized interpretations. Short and sustained poses. Each participant provides his own materials. BIG ARTS has provided area artists the opportunity to participate in Life Drawing Classes for over 20 years.

Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc.
17545 Butler Road
S. Fort Myers, FL 33967
Contact: Renate M. Reuter, Telephone: 239-481-2081 or
In the Ft. Myers area of southwest Florida, we provide portrait and figure painting workshops indoors or outdoors, with or without qualified instructors, using costumed male and female art models.

Naples Art Association
The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park St.
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Full studio art class schedule includes Life Drawing courses. Easels and tables provided. Fees and schedule varies, but generally courses begin in sessions running October through May. Please call for details and see our website for updated schedule information.

Art Center Manatee
209 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone: 941-746-2862
Classes include Figure Drawing Made Easy and Drawing by Observation Made Easy.
Workshops include Expressive Portraits/Figures in Watercolor.

Anna Maria Island Art League
5312 Holmes Blvd
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Telephone:941-778-2099
Instructed and Uninstructed
Uninstructed open studio figure drawing with nude art models. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30pm. $10. No preregistration. Open to anyone.
Drawing the Clothed Model. Instructed class. Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm. Cost is $78 ($68 for members) for each 4 week session.

Long Boat Key Center for the Arts
a division of Ringling College of Art and Design
6860 Longboat Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Telephone: 941-383-2345
Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be offering classes during the months of January through April. Classes include Figure Drawing.

Ringling College of Art and Design
Continuing Studies and Special Programs
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895 Telephone: 941-955-8866
Figure Drawing for teens: Draped art models used, Prerequisite: Drawing I.
Figure Drawing for Adults: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure Painting: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure Painting in Watercolor: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure in 3D Relief: Undraped and draped art models used.
Please see our website for online catalogs and registration.

Art Center Sarasota
707 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 Telephone: 941-365-2032
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed workshops and classes with live clothed models focusing on portraiture and figure, various mediums, January-April. Self-Guided life drawing sessions with live undraped models year-round, Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm $12 per session for members, $16 for nonmembers. Visit our website for more information.

Celery Barn Studio
266 N Links Ave at Towles Court
Sarasota, FL 34236 Telephone: 941-223-3829
Open figure drawing sessions, ongoing. No preregistration required.
Mondays 9:00am-12:00noon, short poses (3 to 20 minutes) $15.
Mondays 1:00-4:00pm, long pose (single pose for the entire session) $15.

The Southern Atelier
7226 21st Street East
Sarasota, FL 34243 Telephone: 941-753-7755
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Uninstructed: All Media Open Sessions. All artists are invited to enjoy the atelier's studio, figure and portrait model open sessions. Some sessions will feature poses held for weeks at a time. Open Studio Fee: $10/session. Portrait: Tuesdays - ongoing, 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-4:00pm, Monitored. Figure/Costume: Thursdays - ongoing, long pose 9:30am-12:30pm, Monitored.
• Instructed: a variety of figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture workshops are offered.

Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Avenue S.
Venice, FL 34285
Info@VeniceArtCenter.Com Telephone: 941-485-7136
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Art classes include Academic Portrait Drawing.
• Life Drawing/Painting Open Studio with a live, nude model. The sequence usually follows a fixed format of seven short, three intermediate, and one long pose. All media. All levels. Models alternate weekly and the model fee is split between attendees. $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
• Portrait Open Studio with a live, clothed model. The model changes every two weeks. All media. All levels. The model fee is split among the attendees. $8 members, $10 nonmembers.

The Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Contact Suz Priest: Telephone: 727-298-DFAC
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include: Drawing and Painting the Human Figure. In this class, we will draw from the live model focusing on anatomy proportion and composition. Charcoal is a medium which can be blended like oil paint so it is a perfect medium to learn tonal values in black and white and develop your drawing skills. More advanced students may use oil paint or pastels.
• Uninstructed: Figure Drawing Open Studio. Mondays 7:00-10:00pm. This open studio class is open available to intermediate / advanced students and professional artists only. Maximum 12 participants. Work in your media of choice on studies of the live model. Walk-ins are welcome. See website for fees and schedule.

Hale Senior Activity Center
330 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Telephone: 727-298-3299
Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm. This established group of like-minded sketch enthusiasts has been meeting for many years to benefit from their shared interest. They encourage others to join the weekly sketching with a live model. All art mediums welcome! $2 with ID Card, $3/No Card.

Leesburg Center for the Arts
429 West Magnolia Street, P.O. Box 492857
Leesburg, Florida 34749-2857 Telephone: 352-365-0232
Figure Drawing. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm. $10 per week. This class covers the fundamentals of figurative drawing. Students work from a live model.Some critique and instruction is available, but students work primarily on their own.

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